Artman to survey fire damage in southern California

Assistant secretary Carl Artman is in southern California today to visit tribes who have been affected by ongoing fires.

Artman will inspect damage on the La Jolla Reservation and the Rincon Reservation. The two were among the hardest hit by the Poomacha Fire, which is still burning.

At least 10 other tribes were also affected by fires, which caused an estimated $1 billion in damage throughout the state.

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has donated $1 million to help people affected by the fires. The tribe already donated 30,000 meals, cots and other items to evacuees.

Get the Story:
Press Release: Artman to Inspect Fire Damage on La Jolla and Rincon Reservations; Will Meet With Tribal, Federal and State Officials on Relief Efforts (DOI 10/29)
Crews trying to beat winds (The San Bernardino Sun 10/29)

Relevant Links:
After the Fires Fund -

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